[R498R, Whitetail] has tailored a variety of lessons for the younger set.

The Kids Mountain Camp for skiers age 4 to 12 and snowboarders age 7 to 12 is aimed at introducing youngsters to snowsports without competitiveness.

Trailblazers is a program for kids age 4 to 7, with half- and full-day classes run mornings and afternoons. Reservations are required.

Mountain Adventurers is a camp for kids age 8 to 12, again with half- and full-day classes. Reservations are not required, but are recommended.

Half-day camps include lift ticket, two-hour lesson, and rental. Full-day camps include lift ticket, four hours of lessons, rental, and lunch.

Explorers Snowboard Camp includes two hours of instructional time per half day or four hours instructional time per full day, and focuses on learning and riding improvement.

Half-day camps range from $75 to $85; full-day camps range from $95 to $120.

Evening classes for skiers age 4 to 7 cost $35, and offer only instruction.

Whitetail offers skiing and snowboarding on 20 trails, 935-foot vertical drop, nine lifts, a halfpipe and terrain park, with night skiing every night and full snowmaking coverage. The mountain has broken its trail system into four distinct ability areas: a set of expert trails to the right as you face the mountain, a set of intermediate trails in the center, a green trail complex on the left, and a Children's Center and novice terrain to the left of that.